Carl Lowenstein cdl at mpl.ucsd.edu
Thu Sep 2 16:06:50 AEST 1999

> Subject: Re: V7M 
> cc: pups at minnie.cs.adfa.edu.au
> Date: Wed, 01 Sep 1999 16:44:29 -0700
> From: Kirk McKusick <mckusick at flamingo.mckusick.com>
> My recollection is that V7M stood for V7-mini. It was a
> striped down version of V7 that was designed to run on
> the very low-end PDP-11's (like the 11/20).

Well, actually the M was for Modified.  Particularly modified to work
with some more DEC peripherals.

What ran on 11/20's was Mini-Unix, which was a stripped-down 6th
Edition.  By the way I'm not sure that the PUPS archive has a Mini-Unix
tape.  I have one, although it has not been read since the days when I
had an 11/20.


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